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Controls Engineer (Achates Power)

San Diego, CA

Salary: Competitive

The Controls Engineer is responsible for model-based controls strategy development for a diesel powertrain with a variety of subsystems, such as EGR, turbocharger, fuel injection and after treatment. The successful candidate will:

• Develop requirements for control software that help meet performance and emissions powertrain goals
• Implement control strategy features using Simulink on a rapid prototyping controller
• Create test plans for unit and integration testing of software features
• Complete HIL testing in order to validate new software features
• Generate and maintain release documentation pertaining to software releases
• Assist in debugging and calibration of control software on the engine dynamometer
• Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in diesel powertrain controls and help further the company’s intellectual property
• Collaborate with suppliers and internal as well as external partners

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or foreign educational equivalent
• On-the-job experience in model-based powertrain controls development
• Experience with the development and implementation of On Board Diagnostics (OBD II, HD OBD)
• Competency in the Mathworks products, including Matlab, Simulink, Stateflow and Real Time Workshop
• Experience with controls rapid prototyping using tools such as system Mototron, Dspace or OpenECU
• Experience with the implementation and testing of CAN protocols (J1939, etc.) and CAN tools such as Vector Canalyser
• Control system calibration and validation experience on engine and chassis dynamometers and actual vehicles
Desirable Skills:
• Proficiency with control system calibration tools, including ETAS Inca, ATI Vision or Vector Canape
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in the field of powertrain controls
• Prior experience with an OEM and/or flexibility to work in a fast-paced, start-up environment
• Knowledge of advanced controls concepts such as predictive and adaptive controls
Interested Candidates should e-mail jobs@achatespower.com with a:
• Cover Letter
• Resume
• Salary Requirements

Email jobs@achatespower.com for further details.

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